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Another Federal Judge Strikes Down Another Gay Marriage Ban

A Federal Judge in Detroit yesterday struck down Michigan's 10 year old constitutional ban on gay marriage.

 

Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down central provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last year, Michigan joins a parade of states where Federal Courts have stricken down similar statutes or constitutional provisions, including Texas. The states, besides Texas and Michigan where gay marriage bans have been struck down are:  Utah, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois, and Tennessee.

 

The Michigan decision was particular critical of arguments by the State that gay parents somehow raised children that were "less" than those raised in traditional families, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.

 

A news story is here.

 

 

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